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Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) –- Tactical Robotics Chairman David Harari discusses the creation of the Air Mule drone and what it’s used for with Elliott Gotkine at the Autonomous Unmanned Systems and Robotics Expo in Tel Aviv on Bloomberg Television’s “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Tel aviv stock exchange to check in with elliott gotkine.

An appropriate place to be holding a conference on unmanned systems or drones, given that israel is the world's largest exporter of drones.

It is also the company -- the country that developed he modern-day drone.

The man that led the team that did that is now the chairman of dynamic robotics.

Good morning to you.

At this conference, you are unveiling the air mule.

It is a very revolutionary platform.

You will see a car.

All of the propellers are vertical for takeoff and landing and are inside the fuselage.

It will introduce a new revolution of air flying platforms.

This is just a defense picture.

This is bringing to the forces or bringing back coyotes.

I think the scouts were the first one you have developed.

At this time 40 years ago, during the young to bore -- the yom kippur war, we were tasked with bringing to the israeli army a flying camera.

At this time, the platform was very small.

It was about 250 k. at this time, we did not think about it.

The weight is five tons flying at 45,000 feet, which is totally different.

Very different applications as well.

It was a scout with a flying camera and now they are used from everything to protecting wild elements to trying to take out terrorists.

What do you think about how these drones are used now?

As i said, it is a slow process.

When we used it at the beginning , in the early 1980s, it was just for intelligence.

Pure tv camera.

Then we introduced infrared during the night and then a platform to get information, electronic information's and so on.

In fact, it was an evolution.

It was not a revolution.

Is this an evolution you are comfortable with?

From what you have developed to going people, i suppose.

Rex the main activity is for information.

We are using in peacetime more than wartime.

Of course, in wartime, we are using.

The most missions come during peacetime.

What is next?

There is no limit to the human imagination.

If we are speaking about air forces, i think 20 or 30 years from now, we will have uav for combat.

This is very difficult technically.

But we can arrive to this.

There is another point that we are speaking about.

Today, we have submarines or marine platforms.

We discovered that robotics in the air can give a lot of information.

We are using now on the ground and the sea.

Thank you very much for joining us.

On a day that the large unmanned systems conference is taking place.

The industry expected to be worth $82 billion by 2025. back to you.

Thank you very much.

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